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What Would Robin Edgar Have Us Believe?

In Uncategorized on April 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

A careful reading of his ‘Emerson Avenger’ blog would show, first and foremost, that Robin Edgar would want everybody who reads him to follow an outlandish form of black-and-white thinking.

First, Anything bad said about Unitarian Universalists must be true.  So, if one person on an obscure chat list claims that UUs are ‘anti-Christian’, then it must be automatically accepted as true, regardless of the source.  The person could be a diagnosed paranoid, and the claim an example is his or her delusions – it does not matter.  If the saying is about UUs, and it is negative, then Robin Edgar would have us believe that it is true.

Second, Anything bad said about Unitarian Universalists must apply to all Unitarian Universalists.  If a person states that the UUs he or she encountered were ‘anti-Christian’ (and again, there is no need to present facts to bolster the claim – see above) then Robin Edgar believes this should be rightly used to lambaste all of the hundreds of thousands of UUs across the continent.  We could be talking about one individual’s one encounter with one person claiming to be a UU – it does not matter.  Anything negative said about UUs can be used to make all UUs look bad.

Robin Edgar turned his single-minded grudge against one UU minister into a lengthy war of words and outlandish behaviour.  He alienated and frightened the members of his congregation so much, that after a year and a half of exasperating attempts to work with him, they told him to leave.  He has been banned from blogs and online discussion lists for his attacks and insults, not to mention his obsessive need to make any and every conversation about him and how badly he (feels he was) treated.

Robin Edgar would have us believe that his is a righteous cause.  How so?  How is lashing out against Unitarian Universalists who have done nothing to hurt – indeed, nothing at all to you – anything but self-righteous?  How is refusing to forgive and move on, for almost two decades now, in any way healthy or constructive?

Mister Edgar, you need help.  We have said it before, and others have said it, and we will keep saying it until you seek the professional help you need and find a way to move on with your life.

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More Shameless Slander

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Robin Edgar must have some difficulty reading.  Either that, or he can’t think beyond a rigid and immature ‘black-and-white’ mentality.  This is evident in his constantly accusing UU minister and blogger Cynthia Cain of ‘demonizing and marginalizing Republicans.’  As he asserts in his latest blog post:

Rev. Cynthia P. Cain never said all mean people are Republicans; what she said was all Republicans were mean people…

Mister Edgar, she did not even say that.  She called out Republican Party leaders of mean-spirited and uncivil rhetoric.  Show us, please, where she said that all Republicans are mean people.

No surprise, however, that Robin Edgar stoops to such slander.  He can only think in the extremes of idealization and devaluation (and more of the latter than the former).  Say something he doesn’t like, and he resorts to hyperbole and sweeping generalization to devalue and denigrate you.  Especially when you are an ordained UU minister.

Nor will it help if, after making a questionable blog post, you decide to remove it.  No, then he accuses you of the manufactured transgression of ‘memory-holing,’ and treats you exactly the same as if you had left the blog post up – obsessively repeating the same accusations, insults, attacks and denigrations over and over and over and over and over again and again and again and again and again.

Mister Edgar, it doesn’t matter if you ‘paraphrase’ Horace Greeley.  Defamation is still defamation.  Distorting the facts goes against the UU principle of a free and responsible search for meaning and truth which you so claim to uphold.  More’s the pity that you refuse to see how unhealthy, counterproductive and dysfunctional your fixations, perseverations and angry rants really are.  We again implore you to seek professional help, as so many have recommended.